There are hardly any scientific surveys done to estimate the prevalence of OSA in India. Taking broad indications from incidence of OSA in USA , we could arrive at an estimate of 6-8% of Indian population could be having OSA.
Considering such high incidence, finding out the possibility of OSA should form part of routine diagnosis and treatment of Diabetics. Conducting STOP BANG test should be part of routine examination.
“Diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea [OSA] are common disorders that often co-exist.——Because both Diabetes and OSA are associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality .Clinicians need to be vigilant in screening diabetic patients for OSA”
“In the largest study to date of the relationship between sleep Apnea and diabetes [8500 patients] has demonstrated a link between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and development of Diabetes. We are able to demonstrate a significant association between OSA severity and the risk of developing Diabetes”
“Increased severity of OSA is independently associated with worsening glycemic control following adjustments of various co-founders , including insulin dosage ——–Identification and treating patients with T 2D may confer benefits in improving glycemic control”